Google Expeditions program connects students with virtual reality experiences

Valeria Tinajero, a second grader at Lines Elementary School in Barrington, Ill., couldn't contain her excitement as she looked into a handheld, virtual reality device.

"I see fishes!" Tinajero said before peering again into the virtual reality viewer and seeing a clear image of a whale swimming underwater. "Whoa, cool!"

Several students at Lines Elementary seemed fascinated by the potential learning tool that representatives from the Google Expeditions program demonstrated for both students and teachers on May 26.

When Google's Expeditions application is loaded on tablets, Lines teachers can send three-dimensional, 360-degree color...

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